Near Basalt, Colorado
Mount Thomas #1870 does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!
The Mount Thomas trail begins near Crooked Creek Pass and ends at Forest Road #514. The trail begins with a moderately steep climb through spruce/ fir forest before leveling out to follow the Red Table Mountain ridge and climbing the peak of Mt. Thomas at 11,977 feet. The trail then travels through an alpine zone becoming rocky with little vegetation, and after about 7 miles the trail descends into sparse stands of spruce/fir forest and ends in a large meadow that connects with Red Table Mountain Road #514. The Mt. Thomas trail’s best features are the panoramic views seen in all directions.
* There is a printable Recreation Quicksheet for this trail which is complete with directions, a map, details, and other information about this trail. Or to see quicksheets for other recreation areas across the Forest, click on the "Recreation Quicksheets" link in the right column and select the appropriate Ranger District.